Pastor Dawn broadens our understanding of love in saying that anger can exist in the same place as love. In the Bible, we read messages about God’s anger but that does not mean God doesn’t love us and is not in opposition to love.
The letter to the Ephesians which is written on behalf of Paul makes the statement that we are loved simply because we are God’s children.
Pastor Dawn talks about home and shares her own story of going back to her hometown of Souris, PEI while looking like a city girl.
Even if being home feels good for people, that doesn’t mean it is perfect. It was the same for Jesus and his disciples, who had very heavy expectations placed on them.
Pastor Dawn talks about the long waiting times we often have to endure and how to have patience and hope with God.
Focus Texts: Lamentations 3:22-33; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43
This week Pastor Dawn’s shares a sermon prepared by Bishop Michael Pryse for Synod were he reflects on how we should trust God, as the disciples did.
Focus Text: Mark 4:35-41; Luke 10:25-37
Jordan Smith joins us again as guest preacher in Pastor Dawn’s absence.
The story of David’s anointing as king is used to show how God can choose leaders in the church, and how all of us are called to live a life that shows God to the world.
Focus Text: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
In the midst of the recent Ontario election and the upcoming Eastern Synod’s election for bishop, the words of 1 Samuel can provide us with guidance on both what qualities to look for in a leader and also what we should be cautious of when choosing new leadership. Jordan Smith preaches in Pastor Dawn’s absence.
Focus Text: 1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15
Pastor Dawn talks about keeping sabbath in the suburbs and the different ways in which we can approach sabbath.
How we think about God…matters.
How we talk about God…matters.
How we pray to God…matters.
How we tell others about God…matters.
Join Pastor Dawn in an activity from Trinity Sunday as she talks about why it all matters.
Foucs Text: John 3:1-8
On Pentecost, Pastor Dawn speaks about the Holy Spirit coming down to earth, the breath of God. She leads the following common breathing exercise:
Breathe out all the cares and concerns and anxieties
Breathe in God’s mercies
Breathe out all stress and tension
Breath in God’s life giving love
Focus Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Remembering the words of assurance Jesus gave to us before he rose to be with the Father.
Focus Text: Luke 24:44-53